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Please help me to review this essay. Thanks a lot

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School should be responsible only for teaching academy skills and not for teaching ethical and social values



Nelson Mandela used to say that: “Education is the most important weapon which you can use to change the world”. For a long time, the role of education for the world is undeniable. Yet, it is important to use it in an appropriate way so we can reap the sweetest fruits from it. School curriculums are always the subject of many hot debates. Recently, many people postulate that school should be responsible for teaching academy skills only, not ethical and social values. While these people have some rational and valuable analysis, personally, I do believe that those do not reflect the whole picture.

Some of the advocates posit that it is not the school but the parents should be responsible for teaching ethical and social values. It can be reasonable for some families, but most of the parents are not professional teachers. Hence, even though they might have good ethical base, they do now know how to impart those values to their children effectively. Likewise, other adherents reckon that ethical and social values is strictly dependent on each person’s ideology; therefore, teachers would tend to teach what they believe right, which can be different from what students’ parents believe. This is actually not a serious and difficult obstacle to address. Schools can design their predetermined content of ethical and social subjects and expose them to the parents, and compel their teachers to follow those plans. Thus, all of the problems the supporters of the topic suggest can be solved thoroughly without any harmful effect to the society, but removing the social and ethical subjects can cause deleterious repercussions by those following reasons.

First of all, schools have always been considered as the most important institution to provide good citizens to the society. A good resident is not only the one with wide science knowledge, but also the one who knows and understands how he/she should use them to contribute to the society. That is exactly what ethical and social subjects try to teach every child. A man with good academic skills but having no moral values can even harm the society. Taking Hitler as an example, he was no doubt one of the greatest leaders in the world history. But because he held an immoral and inhumane belief, instead of being the most influential figure, he was notorious as the cruelest dictator in the history.

Secondly, schools possess the effective tools to fulfill that duty. They have the professional educators, an interacting educational environment and potent curriculums, which have been built and amended for a long time. Those advantages are quite difficult to achieve at home. Not only because most of the parents do not have knowledge or experience about ethical and social subjects, but also they are very hectic with their work routine. As a matter of fact, nowadays, kids even spend more time in schools with their teachers and their friends than with their parents. Consequently, they are influenced and molded more in schools rather than at home. Therefore, it is reasonable to say that schools should take that responsibility.

All things considered, I strongly disapprove of the idea that schools should not teach ethical and social values. Besides from the fact that schools have always been reckoned as the institutions to shape children into good citizens, they have all the facilitating conditions to satisfy that goal. Therefore, it is in the schools where students are prepared best for their future.
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School should be responsible only for teaching academy skills and not for teaching ethical and social values



Nelson Mandela used to say that: “Education is the most important weapon which you can use to change the world”. For a long time, the role of education for the world is undeniable. Yet, it is important to use it in an appropriate way so we can reap the sweetest fruits from it. School curriculums are always the subject of many hot debates. Recently, many people postulate that school should be responsible for teaching academy skills only, not ethical and social values. While these people have some rational and valuable analysis, personally, I do believe that those do not reflect the whole picture.

Some of the advocates posit that it is not the school but the parents should be responsible for teaching ethical and social values. It can be reasonable for some families, but most of the parents are not professional teachers. Hence, even though they might have good ethical base, they do now know how to impart those values to their children effectively. Likewise, other adherents reckon that ethical and social values is strictly dependent on each person’s ideology; therefore, teachers would tend to teach what they believe right, which can be different from what students’ parents believe. This is actually not a serious and difficult obstacle to address. Schools can design their predetermined content of ethical and social subjects and expose them to the parents, and compel their teachers to follow those plans. Thus, all of the problems the supporters of the topic suggest can be solved thoroughly without any harmful effect to the society, but removing the social and ethical subjects can cause deleterious repercussions by those following reasons.

First of all, schools have always been considered as the most important institution to provide good citizens to the society. A good resident is not only the one with wide science knowledge, but also the one who knows and understands how he/she should use them to contribute to the society. That is exactly what ethical and social subjects try to teach every child. A man with good academic skills but having no moral values can even harm the society. Taking Hitler as an example, he was no doubt one of the greatest leaders in the world history. But because he held an immoral and inhumane belief, instead of being the most influential figure, he was notorious as the cruelest dictator in the history.

Secondly, schools possess the effective tools to fulfill that duty. They have the professional educators, an interacting educational environment and potent curriculums, which have been built and amended for a long time. Those advantages are quite difficult to achieve at home. Not only because most of the parents do not have knowledge or experience about ethical and social subjects, but also they are very hectic with their work routine. As a matter of fact, nowadays, kids even spend more time in schools with their teachers and their friends than with their parents. Consequently, they are influenced and molded more in schools rather than at home. Therefore, it is reasonable to say that schools should take that responsibility.

All things considered, I strongly disapprove of the idea that schools should not teach ethical and social values. Besides from the fact that schools have always been reckoned as the institutions to shape children into good citizens, they have all the facilitating conditions to satisfy that goal. Therefore, it is in the schools where students are prepared best for their future.


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